Thomas and Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas on DVD today! | Review and Giveaway

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on October 9, 2012 · 79 comments

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In our house, Christmas movies aren’t just for Christmas. We watched The Polar Express at least ten times this summer. Another Christmas favorite of Bug’s is Thomas & Friends: Merry Winter Wish, a Thomas Christmas movie from a couple years ago.

Since we watch Christmas movies all year long, it doesn’t bother me that it’s only 2 weeks into October and we’re already watching the NEW Thomas Christmas DVD, Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas. In fact, it makes me all the more anxious for the impending season! In my family…once you clear Halloween, it’s a Christmas free-for-all! Trees can go up before Thanksgiving, Christmas music can be played sparingly and general Christmas giddiness can begin!

In the new adventures on this DVD, Rheneas picks the perfect Christmas tree when he finally stops to smell the evergreen. Charlie knows how fun snow can be and discovers that teamwork-in-the-snow is the most fun of all. Edward gets Salty just what he asked for the perfect story to re-tell — and Emily learns the best way to be Really Useful. Unwrap the holiday adventures with Thomas and his friends and best wishes for a very Thomas Christmas

I’m not one to bash things unnecessarily, but there is one thing I do not like about the Thomas Christmas DVDs and I’ve done some reading online and I’m not the only one bothered by this – and some are way more bothered by it than I am. The Thomas Christmas shows typically refer to the season as the “winter holiday” and use terms like “holiday tree” and “holiday lights”. So if you’re one to be offended by something that’s been riddled through and through with political correctness, you might want to stick to the non-Christmas Thomas DVDs that stick to teaching values.

Personally, how I feel about it has evolved since the first time we watch Merry Winter Wish last year. My child knows why we celebrate Christmas. And when he watches the Thomas Christmas movies, he sees the trees, the lights, Santa, presents and to him that’s “Christmas”. He hasn’t picked up on “merry winter holiday” instead of “merry Christmas” and he still calls the tree a “Christmas tree” despite Thomas calling it a Holiday tree. Now, he’s older this year and he might pick up on some of these things. But instead of forbidding the “politically correct” films from our house, I would prefer to explain it to him. He has to learn that there are people out there that do not believe what we believe. Now, I’m going to stop there because I don’t want to turn this into a religious debate. I believe whole-heartedly in my religious convictions and I’m passing that on to my son. But I’m not going to let it grow into this “us-vs-them” monster. Because it could teach him hatred, or at the very least, disdain, for people who don’t believe what we believe. Which, is the very opposite of some of our core beliefs.

So from our family to yours, I wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS. And we wish Thomas and his friends a MERRY CHRISTMAS as well!

If you’re little engineer needs Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas to add to his DVD collection, you can purchase it on Amazon for just $12.99 right now! Or you can WIN a copy right here! (Keep reading further down!)

If you’re going to pick up Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas at Amazon, go ahead and grab Thomas & Friends: Merry Winter Wish too – it’s just $4.55 and will ship FREE with a $25 order!

If you want to pick up a copy in stores, there was a coupon released just today for A Very Thomas Christmas on DVD.

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I received a copy of this film to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are (clearly) my own!

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deal sharing aunt October 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

dudders is still looking for Breakfast with Thomas! lol

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katie klein October 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

My son would love some of the talking wooden or die cast trains for christmas.

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katie klein October 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Whatever you feel like saying is good enough or me. I think if someone says one and you prefer the other just let them know or shrug it off cause hey its christmas i mean the holidays lol.

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Kayla culwell October 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm

They haven’t asked specifically for Thomas, but we’ve looked at some train sets. They’re really into imaginative play right now. Sometimes their green beans have conversations at meal times….

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Kayla culwell October 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I say merry Christmas, even though I don’t believe the biblical explanation of Christmas. It’s still called Christmas and no matter what you believe in, it should still be a time if happiness. And most retail workers are told they must say one phrase or another, so take it personally if they say one you don’t like. They’re just trying to keep their job! :)

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Ashley Schein October 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm

My daughter has been asking for a Thomas the train she saw in an ad in the paper.

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Ashley Schein October 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I think it is fine either way. If someone doesn’t like to say Merry Christmas then it is fine with me they can say happy holidays.

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kimberly bhatti October 11, 2012 at 8:50 pm

my boys love thomas and want one of the train sets

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kimberly bhatti October 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

i say both!

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Jodibiz4 October 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm

This would make a great gift for my Thomas the Tank Engine-Crazy nephew!!

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Jodibiz4 October 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I’m a Merry Christmas kind-of-girl!!

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Tiffany Greene October 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm

My kids haven’t really asked for anything yet!! My 3 yr old son loves Thomas! He would be happy with anything if it had Thomas on it whether it be underwear,shirt,puzzle,train sets, etc..

Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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Tiffany Greene October 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

We say both! :)

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J. Dedrick October 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

My grandson loves Thomas. Would love to get him the movies for Christmas!

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Alissa DeLucio October 12, 2012 at 6:58 am

My son loves Thomas and anyyhing Christmas since our Gatlinburg trip…would be lively to surprise him with a video that has both

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Alissa DeLucio October 12, 2012 at 10:45 am

I say Merry Christmas. You should stand for your convictions, I am sickened by political correctness. I would rather someone wish me Happy Hannukah or Kwanzaa if that is their belief. in the end they are all happy tidings they are wishing for us.

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Austin Baroudi October 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Yes, my nephew Camdyn told me, “I want Thomas toy!” Anything with Thomas he loves!

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Austin Baroudi October 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I’m neutral with it. I tend to say Merry Christmas but it doesn’t bother me when others say happy holidays.

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gail October 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

yes, he has

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gail October 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

either merriment is fine with me

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Jessica Peeling October 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Nope they haven’t! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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Jessica Peeling October 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I think either is fine, but in the workplace I like to say “Happy Holidays” so I don’t offend anyone :) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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Betsy N October 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Yes- my son loves Thomas!

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Mike Davis October 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Yes, our littlest one Pierce wants Toby–not sure why

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Mike Davis October 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Personally either greeting is nice to hear– but I still don’t get why people make such an issue on this subject.Its a greeting

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Christian N October 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Haha yes! Always saying “The blue one” “The blue one”

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Christian N October 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

To be honest, I have zero issues with this. It’s never meant to offend anyone. I think a bigger issue is cursing being used more liberally.

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shanna October 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

my sson has asked for new thomas tracks

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Chloe S October 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm

My daughter wants anything and everything Thomas

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Chloe S October 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I say Merry Christmas because I want to remember the actual reason for the holiday- CHRIST.

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samantha w October 19, 2012 at 11:26 pm

my kids haven’t asked for too much yet

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samantha w October 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm

i don’t mind what phrase people use, but i don’t like when people use x-mas instead of Christmas. Don’t leave the CHRIST out of Christmas.

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Susie October 19, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Not yet, but he did just get a Thomas shirt for his birthday.

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Susie October 19, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Neither phrase bothers me and I think people make too big a deal out of it. Including stores trying to be “PC”.

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kristy October 20, 2012 at 12:43 am

No but she does get super excited when Thomas is on so I think she would enjoy it

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kristy October 20, 2012 at 12:45 am

Personally either is fine with me. I do know some people that do not celebrate Christmas so I am mindful of what I say with my greetings. I think both are acceptable greetings.

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Sarah Walker October 20, 2012 at 3:57 am

My son wants the Thomas the Train Preschool Steam ‘n Speed R/C Thomas

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Diana Hatch October 20, 2012 at 9:56 am

My granddaughters have not asked for any Thomas Toys but love watching Thomas!

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Heather Wone October 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

My son isn’t old enough to ask for a specific Thomas toy, but he LOVES the show and all his trains!

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rachel bedrock October 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

shes two and a half but cant talk so she cant ask for it but she loves thomas

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rachel bedrock October 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm

i prefer happy holidays bc theres different religions

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liz lew October 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm

My 3 yrd old niece hasn’t asked for anything yet- but watches the show!

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AndreaH October 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

He loves Thomas! I am thinking there have been requests but I can’t remember too well. Any time he sits in front of that tv it always “I want that” Haha So I don’t keep track until closer to the Holidays.

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AndreaH October 20, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Honestly, it doesn’t bother me one way or the other. Some people have a preference but they are both cheerful to me.

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Carolyn N. October 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I do not have any children, but I would love to win this for my little nephew who loves trains!
cjnedrow at gmail dot com

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Carolyn N. October 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

It doesn’t bother me either way. However, I would feel uncomfortable saying Happy Holiday. Merry Christmas just comes naturally.
cjnedrow at gmail dot com

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Jennifer October 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

My son loves the train sets!

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Mandy Kauffman October 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm

We haven’t talked about what he wants for Christmas yet, but I’m sure Thomas will come up!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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Mandy Kauffman October 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

As long as everyone respects my celebrating Christmas, I respect what any one else chooses to celebrate (or not). I work with people all over the world, and it’s just easier for me to give warm feelings by saying “Happy Holidays” at work, and save my “Merry Christmas” for at home.

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Jennifer Crum October 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Our children have not asked for anything for Christmas

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Colleen Maurina October 20, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Yes, he always wants something from Thomas & Friends to add to his collection.

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Colleen Maurina October 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I prefer saying Merry Christmas because to me it’s the true meaning of Christmas.

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Debbie Ritenour October 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

My daughter loves watching thomas but has not ask for any toys or anything YET!

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Debbie Ritenour October 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I say Merry CHRISTmas because its about christ and nothing more to me! We LOVE the Lord and love to celebrate his birth! Happy holidays is nice to but I Love MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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Cheryl Chervitz October 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm

My grandson hasn’t asked for any train stuff, but he loves watching the show.

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Cheryl Chervitz October 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I use Merry Christmas, but it doesn’t bother me what is used. Everyone is entitled to say what they want.

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Brittany Boardley Renaldi October 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm

My daughter has asked for anything yet besides a Fisher Price table.

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Brittany Boardley Renaldi October 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I say Merry Christmas out of habit.

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tori October 20, 2012 at 9:20 pm

She has not ask for any Thomas things yet.

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Kortney Picker October 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm

No, my daughter is too little to ask for anything, but I bet my nephews are asking for Thomas toys, they love them!!

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Tara O. October 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm

She hasn’t asked yet but I’m sure she will next month when she goes to see Santa!

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Renee G October 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

My son hasn’t started thinking about Christmas yet, and we aren’t prompting him yet.

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Renee G October 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I am happy with either Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays

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laurie brown October 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm

wants a percy train

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Carmen S. October 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm

My son is still pretty young, so isn’t asking for anything specific, but he loves anything Thomas!

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Carmen S. October 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I used to work as cashier in high school and college, and I remember getting yelled at one holiday season for saying Merry Christmas to someone. I was insulted, to me saying Merry Christmas and Happy holidays, is the same thing. Everyone has their own beliefs, but Christmas is about traditions and spending time with your family, it doesn’t always have to revolve around religion if that isn’t what you believe.

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Sunnie October 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm

No they have not yet.

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Alycia M October 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

My son hasn’t asked for anything, yet. :D

acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

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Heidi October 21, 2012 at 12:04 am

Yes. Thomas is always at the top of his list.

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Heidi October 21, 2012 at 12:13 am

I prefer merry Christmas because it sounds magical to me, but I don’t mind happy holidays either. I do try today Happy Holidays if I am not sure what they celebrate.

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danikatsouros October 21, 2012 at 10:04 am

Mine haven’t asked yet- but it’s still early!

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brooke t October 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm

my son loves thomas – his 2nd birthday was thomas theme

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Kristie D. October 21, 2012 at 7:53 pm

The twins have not asked for any Thomas & Friends toys this year for Christmas. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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Kristie D. October 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I like saying “Merry Christmas” but I don’t want to offend anyone so lots of times I say “Happy Holidays” because it encompasses so much. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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Megan October 22, 2012 at 9:20 am

Gray is too little to ask, but he does have Santa bringing him a Thomas set.

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Megan October 22, 2012 at 9:21 am

I’m Christian, so I say Merry Christmas. I understand people trying to be PC, but I say what I want.

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Francine Anchondo October 22, 2012 at 9:25 am

No but he is only 19 months

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Ashley Hatten October 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

no not yet!

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Anisha November 13, 2012 at 12:57 am

That’s a slick answer to a challengnig question

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